Results tagged as "network for teaching entrepreneurship"

  • On the Path towards Economic Success: The Impact of Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress through the eyes of Stella

    By Rosemary Byrnes, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Youth Economic Opportunities, Citi Foundation October 29, 2014 10:45 AM

    In March 2014, the Citi Foundation launched Pathways to Progress, a three-year, $50 million national commitment seeking to catalyze the economic progress of 100,000 low-income urban youth, ages 16-24, across ten of the largest U.S. cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Newark, St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

    The single largest commitment by the Foundation to date, Pathways to Progress is designed to provide youth with the skills and opportunities needed to succeed in the 21st century economy within four key paths: Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership & Service, Mentorship and Summer Jobs. The initiative contributes to Citi's broader mission of enabling progress in the cities where we do business and complements the work of our Citi for Cities initiative. Pathways to Progress is reaching more than 22,000 young people in its first year alone. In addition, over the past six months, more than 160 Citi employees have devoted their time and talent in support of the initiative.

    But there's no better way to explore the early success of Pathways than through the eyes of the participants. Below we share the fourth story from Stella.

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  • Lessons from the Pitch: Young Entrepreneurs Develop Tools for Success

    By Gabe Morales, Program Manager, Citi Foundation October 22, 2014 05:02 PM

    This post is part of a series inspired by Pathways to Progress, a Citi Foundation initiative that works with community partners, city officials and Citi employee volunteers to help low-income urban youth develop the leadership experience, professional skills and the workplace know-how they will need on their path towards college and careers. Follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #Pathways2Progress

    The crowd goes silent, one final deep breath, and the pitch begins.

    From color-changing toothpaste to exotic popcorn flavors, to a jacket that charges your phone on the go, these are just some of the products presented this month by 55 students at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's (NFTE) National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in Silicon Valley, California.

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  • On the Path towards Economic Success: The impact of Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress through the eyes of Miles

    By Rosemary Byrnes, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Youth Economic Opportunities, Citi Foundation October 21, 2014 05:15 PM

    In March 2014, the Citi Foundation launched Pathways to Progress, a three-year, $50 million national commitment seeking to catalyze the economic progress of 100,000 low-income urban youth, ages 16-24, across ten of the largest U.S. cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Newark, St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

    The single largest commitment by the Foundation to date, Pathways to Progress is designed to provide youth with the skills and opportunities needed to succeed in the 21st century economy within four key paths: Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership & Service, Mentorship and Summer Jobs. The initiative contributes to Citi's broader mission of enabling progress in the cities where we do business and complements the work of our Citi for Cities initiative.

    But there's no better way to explore the early success of Pathways to Progress than through the eyes of the participants. Below we share the first story from Miles.

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  • Cracking the Entrepreneurship Code

    By Tom Gold, PhD., VP, Research & Evaluation, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) October 08, 2014 12:41 PM

    This post is part of a series inspired by Pathways to Progress, a Citi Foundation initiative that works with community partners, city officials and Citi employee volunteers to help low-income urban youth develop the leadership experience, professional skills and the workplace know-how they will need on their path towards college and careers. Follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #Pathways2Progress

    Over the past few decades, a number of researchers have been searching for what makes a person an entrepreneur - what skills, experiences or character traits entrepreneurs have that make them special. After years of research and gallons of spilled ink, here are the findings: there is no one single answer.

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  • 10 Pivot Points to Power Your Progress

    By Linda Descano, Managing Director and Head of Content & Social, Citi April 01, 2014 02:10 PM


    As part of Citi's International Women's Day celebration this year, we invited women from across Citi and luminaries from the public and private sector to share the pivot points in their lives and careers. I found their reflections insightful and inspiring, enlightening and encouraging, and fascinating and frank. Provided below is my "snackable" recap of the series, with links to the full posts:

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  • Amy Rosen: My Pivot Point Taught Me to 'Fail Up'

    By Amy Rosen, President & CEO, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship March 12, 2014 01:33 PM

    To celebrate International Women's Day, Amy Rosen, President and CEO of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, shares a pivot point that taught her to 'Fail Up.'

    Pivot points- those moments in our lives that truly change us -happen in many different ways. I've had a handful of these myself, including those perfect words of wisdom from mentors and a few significant career changes.

    But the biggest lesson I've learned is perseverance comes from setbacks and failures. Picking yourself up and regaining confidence is a critical skill to be successful. After being fired from my first job, I learned to do just that.


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